One recent evening, I turned to the shelf in our living room that houses back issues of The Countryman and picked one at random.
Canada's largest organic potato farm also happens to be corporate and family-run. The fourth and most recent generation of stakeholders, which includes 91 individuals in the 20-30-40 age range, is slowly changing the corporation's thinking and transitioning the farm to organic.
The local fibre movement, better known as Fibershed, is quickly taking off across North America and Europe. Let's look at how the movement is developing across Canada by honing in on three Canadian fibresheds.
A fact sheet on the current state of knowledge on the importance of wild bees in the pollination of wild and cultivated plants.
Why should you support a local farm? What difference does it make anyway? Here are some "veggies" for though...
Upper Canada Mercantile, a member of the Upper Canada Fibreshed (UCFS), set out to create a blanket that would represent the land, climatic and human based interactions that make a product unique. The fabrication of these soft wool blankets depends on a wide range of talent and resources within our Fibreshed, from shearing to processing and weaving—an excellent example of what Fibresheds are all about.
At the beginning of May 2016, Canadian farm operators will have the chance to take part in a national dialogue by completing the Census of Agriculture questionnaire.
There's a multitude of lesser-known apples are called ‘heritage’ varieties, because most of them are quite old. Either brought from other parts of the world, discovered by chance, or bred in Canada, they form a complex and delicious mosaic of Canada’s horticultural past.
Farmers must be empowered to grow food for themselves and the increasing global population without exacerbating climate change and endangering the resilience of their farms.
Root vegetables are unsung historical heroes that quietly shaped our country through its early centuries. Easy to grow, easy to store, reliable, and nutritious for both people and livestock, our nation was built upon the humble root vegetable.